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Busta Rhymes – The Coming (March 26, 1996)

After releasing two mediocre albums, The Leaders of the New School decided to call it quits and go their separate ways in 1994. At the tail end of the LONS run, Busta Rhymes started to emerge as the breakout star … Continue reading

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Smoothe Da Hustler – Once Upon A Time In America (March 19, 1996)

Through the years, Brooklyn, New York has produced a slew of incredible emcees: Special Ed, Big Daddy Kane, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, AZ, Jeru Da Damaja, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, Sean Price, and that’s just scratching the surface. All the … Continue reading

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Wise Intelligent – Killin U… For Fun (March 12, 1996)

Wise Intelligent is one of those underrated emcees who never makes your underrated emcee list. As the lead emcee and voice of the Trenton, New Jersey-based group, Poor Righteous Teachers, Wise’s rapid-fire flow was a key component behind four PRT … Continue reading

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The Conscious Daughters – Gamers (March 5, 1996)

The last and first time we heard from The Conscious Daughters was in 1993 with their debut album, Ear To The Street. The album produced a couple of mild hood hits, and there were a few songs that I enjoyed, … Continue reading

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Peace 586 – The Risen Son (February 2, 1996)

If you’re not familiar with or a fan of Christian hip-hop (often referred to as holy hip-hop or HHH), you’ve probably never heard of Peace 586. But if you’re a dedicated reader of this blog, you might remember his name … Continue reading

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Fugees – The Score (February 13, 1996)

The last time we checked in with the Fugees was in 1994 with their debut album, Blunted On Reality. The album had a few bright moments, but the bulk of it was hot garbage, and I’m sure the Fugees themselves would … Continue reading

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Mad Skillz – From Where??? (February 13, 1996)

Most of you probably know Skillz (formerly known as Mad Skillz) as the rapper who invented the year end “rap-up”, where he literally recaps the previous year in the form of a rap song. It’s an annual tradition he’s held … Continue reading

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2pac – All Eyez On Me (February 13, 1996)

1995 was an interesting year for 2pac. He released his third album, Me Against The World, in March of ‘95, and not only would it go on to reach double platinum status, but it would also become a critical darling … Continue reading

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Eazy-E – Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton (January 30, 1996)

I’ve never been a huge fan of posthumously released albums. I can count on one hand, actually, I can trim that down to two fingers, on how many posthumous albums I’ve ever liked: Biggie’s Life After Death and Pac’s, excuse … Continue reading

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Speech – Speech (January 23, 1996)

Greetings, my peoples! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, and that the New Year is treating you well! I definitely enjoyed my hiatus, as I was able to devote my time to some of the other things that are … Continue reading

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